Mojito Strawberries

Our latest dessert addiction, a strawberry riff on the Cuban cocktail called the mojito but served "virgin". Or not. Your call. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! BEST RECIPES! Mojito Strawberries made the list! Best Recipes of 2012 I ♥ Summer Cocktails You know the mojito [mo-HEE-toe], right? It's that hey-yeah-it's-summer cocktail of rum with tongue-twisting tart lime juice and muddled mint, slightly sweet, ever so fresh. If I had a signature "summer cocktail", this Cuban cocktail would be it. But sugary cocktails are less than appealing. I checked not long ago, summer's most popular cocktail, a margarita, has something like 19 – yes, NINETEEN – Weight Wat

Ham Loaf with Sour-Cherry Sauce

The approach of Easter has me feeling nostalgic for old-time recipes. This Ham Loaf comes from my Aunt Myra, a woman I may never have known but feel connected to thanks to her recipe — and helps use up leftover ham after Easter. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ Remembering Aunt Myra All families have one. Ours was Aunt Myra, an aunt by marriage when she hitched up with Great Uncle Edward after his first wife passed on. Did Aunt Myra and I ever meet? It’s hard to say. Even my father remembers her little. So when my cousin LeAnne sent me a recipe called “Myra’s Ham Loaf” and said it had been her mother’s and our grandmother’s recipe, I just knew the recipe came from this almost-forgotten aunt. As food and recipes increasingly come from celebrity chefs and noted cookbook authors and even food bloggers like me, we lose a part of our own heritage, the connection to long-gone or recently lost members of the family who passed their best recipes from one generation to the next.